Wetherby Townsperson of the Year - 2018/19

This year's winner is Alan Drinkall MBE


Lion President John was pleased to present Alan Drinkall MBE with the prestigious ‘Wetherby Townsperson of the Year 2018/19 Award’ in front of an excited crowd at our ‘Dickensian Christmas Market’ held in December 2018.

Many local people will know Alan from his days as a Police Officer when he was instrumental in creating "Crucial Crew" working with local school children.  Following his retirement Alan has continued his unique organisational and administration skills by being the driving force with the Wetherby Christmas Lights , an active member of The Royal British Legion , Wetherby in Bloom and The Old Mens' Parliament.

As his nomination stated, "He is a quiet unassuming individual , often found to be pottering in the background , doing vital work". Well Alan , you are not in the background anymore and will be remembered by the good folk of Wetherby for many years to come.

On behalf of the people of Wetherby , Wetherby District Lions Club thank Alan and look forward to working with him throughout 2019.

The 2018/2019 standard of nominations for the award were very high so Club members would like to congratulate all those people nominated together with their sponsors.  

We now need your nominations for 2019/20 ! !  We would like to hear about an exceptional adult in our community who has helped make Wetherby a better place for all of us.  You can complete and submit your nominee application in several ways, do it online - click here , print the nomination form here and post


The closing date for completed forms is 30th November 2019


If anyone would like to know more about how they can help ‘Wetherby District Lions Club’, please click the link to our website ‘Contact Us’ page. 

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